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An Open Letter to Cheryl Atkinson

A Tucker parent has some questions for the county's school superintendent.

An Open Letter to Cheryl Atkinson

Dr. Atkinson,

With the administrative offices of the school district being closed until Jan. 7, will the public have access to the next revised "proposed school organization" plan before the next BOE meeting?

Not having access to the most current revision could make the public comments at the next BOE meeting irrelevant. Also, with the first public information meeting scheduled for Jan. 8, there will be very little time for people to analyze and digest the next revision before being their input is given. 

Based on the "Victory in Every Classroom Newsletter" it looks like public input is not being sought. "In January, DCSD planning staff will revise its briefing to focus the community's understanding on DeKalb's list of schools and minimize any discussion of boundary changes. This list of schools will incorporate the new schools added under the SPLOST IV capital program."  

I believe the parents of children whose schools are going to be closed will want to talk about attendance boundary changes. Will they be allowed?

I have some other questions. The enrollment forecast by school for 2012-2017 is not currently public. Can that information be made public before the Jan. 7 board meeting? Has the June 21, 2012 capacity report generated by MGT of America been verified?  

As I pointed out in my earlier email, there are significant inaccuracies in it. Can the SPLOST IV project list long with project number and project budgets be made public? When is Livsey ES going to be decomissioned? Where is the new charter school going to be?

Thank you very much.

Kirk Lunde

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